Saturday, June 9, 2012

Spiritual Growth Journal Play

  A quick post for today-as the weather becomes increasingly warm and beautiful it's getting harder and harder to spend alot of time inside whether it's at the computer or in the art room. I hope wherever you are you are enjoying the season.

  I'm half way thru my online stamp carving class (click on icon at right in the side bar for class info) and have another post on lesson 5 coming soon. But for now I'll share a journal spread I'm working on (it doesn't look finished to me). This is for Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Art Journal Everyday Project. Anyone can play along at any time and there are no commitments so if you've done some art journaling Julie has a post each week you can link your pages to. It's also a great way to meet others who post their pages and there's always lots of inspiration and ideas.

  Growing spiritually is something I'm always working on. However, it seems that especially in Spring (which in itself is a time of renewal and growth) I begin to meditate and read more about our connections to the universe and the power we have within ourselves-pretty amazing. Ok, I won't go any further than this, just wanted to explain where this spread came from.

  Obviously, I'm still spraying away with Dylusions ink sprays! I was playing around with my carved chevron stamps from Lesson 4  which you can read about by clicking on the link. I kept thinking about a path so I found this quote that I felt went with this page and the words "spiritual growth".
I'll leave you with the quote I used. Have a beautiful weekend. Thank you for stopping by.

  "The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one."
                                                                                                                       M. Scott Peck


  1. this is just gorgeous - so lush. I love the path -- always challenges to learn from.

  2. Don't you just love those Dylusions inks? Your carved stamps are amazing. Love your journal pages. Michelle x

  3. Hi Linda, thank you for your encouraging words on my blog :). Spiritual growth, I can relate to that. I have started doing yoga almost every other day for a year now and I notice that my mind is calmer and more sensitive to my surroundings. LOVE the vivid colors in the pages :))

  4. What a beautiful and colourful page, Linda. And the quotation is also close to my heart.You've made great stamps in class. And for the first time I could also see your banner; it's lovely!

  5. I love how you created the path with your stamps and words surrounded by such rich colors!

  6. I so love the way you have used your chevron stamps to illustrate your path, Linda. It is fabulous! All the dyelusions sprays are yummy. I have just purchased one, but can see how 3 or 4 would be lovely!
    Steven and I are back from our morning sunrise over the Atlantic ocean, a lovely trip -and tonight we will have dinner on the beach and watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico! Thanks so much for your current anniversary wishes and your original happy wedding wishes. xoxoxoxo

  7. Beautiful pages...the colors and quote and of course your stamps make it extra special ... the winding path really appeals to me too!

    Congratulations on winning Theresa's fabulous lucky thing you!

  8. Such bold and beautiful pages. And I hope you keep enjoying your winding path towards enlightenment.


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